Faculty Development

The John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning

Spring Faculty Writing Retreats at GAC and ASI

The Kendall Center is hosting monthly Writing Retreats this spring semester both at Gustavus and at ASI. Faculty can sign up for a full day — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - devoted to writing. We'll provide breakfast and lunch. DATES: Saturday, March 22, 2014 (ASI and GAC), Saturday, April 12, 2014 (ASI and GAC), and Saturday, May 10, 2014 (ASI and GAC).
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New Faculty Orientation Session 3/6

Join us on Thursday, March 6 for New Faculty Orientation Session. Topic: Curriculum overview and academic advising at Gustavus — a discussion of the 1/3, 1/3, 1/3 liberal arts paradigm, curriculum I and curriculum II, as well as a discussion of how to be an effective academic advisor. Presenters: Paul Saulnier and Margo Druschel. Free lunch at the Three Crowns Buffet, then meet in the St Peter Room, 12:30 to 1:20 p.m.

Faculty Shop Talk 3/7

Lynnea Myers (Assistant Professor, Nursing) and Heidi Meyer (Assistant Professor, Nursing) will present at Faculty Shop Talk on Friday, March 7. Their talk entitled, "Engaging Students in Research through an Innovative Summer Institute" will be presented at 4:30 p.m. in the Interpretive Center. Feel free to arrive any time after 4:15 p.m. The abstract for this and future talks may be viewed here.

Teachers Talking

Join us on Thursday, March 13 for Teachers Talking. Topic: Sexual Harassment and Bullying in Labs, Studios and Other Minimally Supervised Learning Environments. Data show that higher levels of harassment and bullying occur in learning environments such as labs and studios than in more traditionally supervised classrooms.
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Multiple Strategies for Multi-lingual Writers Workshop

All faculty are invited to this special Writing across the Curriculum development opportunity on Friday, March 14 at the Interpretive Center presented by Michelle Cox, Dartmouth College: "Multiple Strategies for Multi-lingual Writers." Session One: 9-12 and Session Two 1:30-4:30 p.m.
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Reacting to the Past Regional Conference

Reacting to the Past (RTTP) consists of elaborate games, set in the past, in which students are assigned roles informed by classic texts in the history of ideas. Class sessions are run almost entirely by students; instructors advise and guide students and grade their oral and written work. It seeks to draw students into the past, promote engagement with big ideas, and improve intellectual and academic skills. The regional conference will be held at GAC from March 14-16, 2014.

Teachers Talking Technology

Join us on Tuesday, March 18 for Teachers Talking Technology. Program at 11:30 am and again at 12:30 pm. Free lunch at Three Crowns buffet, meet in the Heritage Room.

New Faculty Orientation Session 3/20

Join us on Thursday, March 20 for New Faculty Orientation Session. Topic: Gustavus committee structure and shared governance — a discussion of the committee structure at Gustavus and how to become involved. What does each of the committees do anyway? Presenter: Eric Dugdale, Vice-Chair of the Faculty Senate. Free lunch at the Three Crowns Buffet, then meet in the St Peter Room, 12:30 to 1:20 p.m.

Faculty Shop Talk 3/21

Martin Lang (Associate Professor, Communication Studies) will present at Faculty Shop Talk on Friday, March 21. His talk entitled, "White News, Indian Country, and the High Stakes for Democracy" will be presented at 4:30 p.m. in the Interpretive Center. Feel free to arrive any time after 4:15 p.m. The abstract for this and future talks may be viewed here.

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